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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

One needs to ask, "Do you think the black refrigerator, stainless steel range, harvest gold vent hood, white dishwasher and avocado green trash compactor (had to throw that in) detract value?

If the existing appliances detract from the value replace them with matching units. If they do not, offer a warranty to give peace of mind.

Oct 01, 2015 11:12 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As far as I'm concerned, kitchens are one of the big things that sell homes. New, updated appliances will always get a home sold quicker and at a bit of a premium versus homes with outdated appliances.

Oct 02, 2015 04:08 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Winston Heverly Buyers seem to get hung up on the latest. If it doesn't have new stainless appliances, they are not interested.

Oct 02, 2015 03:00 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The right price will be the best results.  

Oct 02, 2015 02:03 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Generally, assuming the appliances are outdated, this will give you a positive ROI and help the home sell faster.  There are many other things that will do also do that, you it depends on needs of home and budget.

Oct 02, 2015 01:41 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

without doubt

1. clean the bejeebers out of the place. spic and span

2.paint. paint everything (even the dog)

3. if you can afford more..upgrade kitchen then bath.

4. repair obvious broken broken door knob

Oct 02, 2015 12:25 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Winston Heverly New appliances never hurt.  There are many other things that can be done for no or low cost - such as thoroughly cleaning the property.

Oct 02, 2015 12:23 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

most upgrades in the kitchen will have an effect on the sale....

Oct 02, 2015 12:01 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

As with any other features of the home their continuity, condition and color can attribute positive or negative effects. That said, price may be the equalizer which brings the greatest benefit. A recent sale brought with it a designer to make over the kitchen with a $40,000 budget. Here the appliances had no bearing on the sale despite their full functions being intact. 

Oct 01, 2015 11:55 PM
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

There are many factors that come into place but kitchens do sale the house so if you think about changing your appliances before selling the house I would most likely agree but not in all cases.  

Oct 01, 2015 11:55 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Appliances except for the refrigerator automatically stay with the home.  The fridge is always negotiable.

Oct 01, 2015 11:09 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

People like shiny objects, and appliances do have an effect.

Oct 04, 2018 09:16 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

Everyone loves new - and on the scale of affordability - a new appliance package is surely worth considering as a good investment to help the home sell.

Oct 03, 2015 03:34 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

New anything wets the appetite quite well....

Oct 02, 2015 09:06 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Winston - I would say that appliances do have an effect on the sale of a home. They certainly need to match the rest of the kitchen. If an older home has not had the kitchen remodeled, then newer appliances are not as important as the list price. But, if a home has been remodeled, then the kitchen better have new counter tops and new appliances. Newer appliances can certainly be a selling feature, but so can other things.

Oct 02, 2015 08:07 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

New appliances would be a definite plus as many buyers will feel that they will not be facing any immediate repair issues with them.

Oct 02, 2015 04:18 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Some, but not a big deal.  Depends on price too, under $270K (current FHA max) it can be a big deal, more so on the lower priced properties.  On a $100K the buyers may not be able to afford appliances , washer and dryer, to have them included could be the deal breaker, the difference maker.  As an experienced buyers agent, I remind clients appliances are not worth much compared to the value of the home.   Yes, that includes the Viking + appliances I have seen over the years, which are located in more expensive and higher priced homes.   Even then $40K of new appliances is not as big of a deal on a $750K property.  Course, opinions vary.

Oct 02, 2015 03:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In the lower price ranges, it is beneficial to leave appliances as first time home bueyrs don't have them, and saves them money.   Not as important as the price increases. 

Oct 02, 2015 12:15 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Do the appliances fit the decor.  That is more of the question in my book.

Oct 01, 2015 11:27 PM